Mike Jones is a writer, script producer, and story editor whose projects have received numerous AWG, SPA, & ADG awards & nominations. Mike is best known as an expert in speculative & dark genres but is equally adept in narrative comedy. Currently he serves as story editor with boutique TV production company, SweetPotatoFilms - whose success includes the celebrated supernatural drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident' - and as a script producer for EveryCloud Productions, most recently steering youth-drama series 'Deadlock' for the ABC.
A well regarded story developer, Mike has worked with companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, Jungle, Porchlight, Essential, and Princess Pictures. He has also led long-form script development labs for YouTube, & is story consultant to ABC Signature studios in the US.
Mike has served as script producer for the ABC, steering celebrated comic-drama series including 'F*cking Adelaide', 'Other People's Problems', and 'Wrong Kind of Black'. He was also script editor on the ADG award-winning comedy series, ‘Small Town Hackers’ for US network Above Average, and horror short-film 'The Hitchhiker'. He is currently co-producer of animated comedy series 'Heady Days' with MediaWorld Pictures.
Aside from TV, Mike was co-creator of the virtual-reality detective-thriller ‘VRNoir' with StartVR; short-listed for the International ProtoAward for most Innovative VR 2016. He is also co-writer of speculative fiction VR mystery thriller, ‘Awake’ which premiered at SXSW and featured at Cannes in 2018.
Mike previously served as a development executive to ScreenAustralia & lectured in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School, where he currently sits on the AFTRS industry advisory group. His is a member of both Screen Producers Australia and the Australian Writer’s Guild. His early career spanned writing for theatre & working as a screen industry journalist.